South County June Weekend Events

    Gilroy

     June 9th: The Gilroy 5th Street Farmers’ Market – Come out and celebrate the return of the Gilroy Farmers Market in their new location on 5th Street. Purchase locally grown produce, flowers, and other goods. Support your local farmers and artisans! The Farmers’ Market will continue during the summer 5th Street Live Music and Moveable Feast series and run every Friday through September.

    June 9th: Sunset Music Series at Sarah’s Vineyard – From May through July, Sarah’s Vineyard hosts weekly Friday night concerts with talented local musicians gracing the vineyard stage. Bring a picnic supper and your love of great tunes and enjoy the music, a beautiful setting, and award-winning vintages.

    June 10th: Chili Champions 2017 – The Hollister-Gilroy Area’s Squad Club presents a Police vs Fire Chili Cook-off to benefit Operation Freedom Paws (OFP) in San Martin called Chili Champions 2017. OFP provides service dogs and training for disabled US veterans and children and adults with special needs. Bring the whole family and come taste chilis cooked onsite by local police and fire fighters as well as be entertained by long time Gilroy area favorite JJ Hawg! Face painting, vintage law enforcement vehicle displays and BBQ hamburgers and hot dogs will be available for sale.

    June 16th: Fifth Street Live Concert Series – Come out and enjoy the Fifth Street Live Concert Series happening Friday nights all summer long! This Friday, we will have Bobby Love and Sugar Sweet live on stage.

    June 17th-18th: Father’s Day Camp Out at Gilroy Gardens – Gilroy Gardens invites the entire family to celebrate Father’s Day Weekend at the Park. Spend time with Dad outdoors with this perfect-for-even-your-little-ones camping experience. Camp overnight on Saturday then enjoy the fun, excitement and learning that you can only get at Gilroy Gardens. Package includes three meals and park admission! We are the ideal location for your child’s first camping experience. On sale this June, prices range from $45-$65.

    Hollister

    June 30th – July 2nd: Hollister Independence Rally – The Hollister Rally began in 1947. It’s believed to be the event that gave rise to the “American Biker” and was the inspiration for the powerful 1953 cult classic movie, “The Wild One”, starring Marlon Brando and Lee Marvin. The cast, adorned in leather jackets, introduced hipster biker phrases to movie audiences and defined biker fashion for decades to come. The movie is considered a cultural milestone and motorcycle enthusiasts return to Hollister every 4th of July weekend to celebrate this cultural icon.

     

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